Lewis wanted to tap into his love for '80s horror and Sam Raimi, particularly the director's debut feature, The Evil Dead (1981), and its two sequels, Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992).
"Visually, he's incredible and he's got a great comic timing with his stuff," Lewis explains of Raimi. "You're laughing and then you're in horror. He shifts those emotions perfectly. I still don't think there's anyone like him.